Wednesday, September 27, 2023


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Updated 1 month, 3 weeks ago

Kindness. Pass it on

The Mission Valley was circled by smoke Sunday, and I spent the afternoon following fires from Round Butte to Mo...

Updated 2 months, 2 weeks ago
Lake level points to another inconvenient truth

“Uncharted territory.” “The new norm.” Those were the headlines as the Earth experienced its hottest week ever recorded, in the wake of the warmest June on r...

Updated 5 months ago
Polson School Bonds: I vote yes …

On page 5, readers will hopefully notice and be inspired by the assembly of Polsonites who are voting for the Polson School District’s two bond issues.

Updated 5 months, 2 weeks ago
Hertz: Not playing fair in the sandbox

More alarming is Polson Senator Greg Hertz’s bill, passed last week by the Senate, that would require the two candidates who receive the most votes in primary elections for U.S. Senate to advance to the general e...

Updated 5 months, 3 weeks ago
A legacy of pickles, pies and pluck

The last time I saw Aunt Thelma, on the day before she died, she was sitting in her hospital bed at St. Joe’s, balancing her checkbook. A grandson was dispat...

Updated 7 months, 3 weeks ago
Water rights aren't drying up

The Leader received a handwritten letter last week from a Sanders County resident, claiming “all water users are about to lose their water rights to the Conf...

Updated 8 months, 1 week ago
Deja vu: Back in January of 1993 …

This job sometimes gives me a whopping sense of déjà vu: I feel like I’ve been here before.

Updated 10 months ago
Humming a more generous tune

“Thanksgiving is the only holiday we have left in this county that’s only about giving thanks for the things you have."

Updated 10 months, 3 weeks ago
Telling our community’s stories

Full circle: that’s how it feels to be sitting at the editor’s desk of the Lake County Leader again.

Updated 1 year, 4 months ago
Guest column: Society must focus on root of drug problem

Driving through Polson, I am reminded of all the times in high school when I was told how devastating the drug issue was in our town.

Updated 1 year, 4 months ago
Guest column: Protect children from vehicular heatstroke

Since 1998 more than 900 children across the United States have died from heatstroke when left unattended in a vehicle.

Updated 1 year, 5 months ago
Public education: a national birthright

Located directly between Glacier and Yellowstone National Parks, Montanans are proud to recognize our land of natural splendors as the nation’s “Last Best Place.”

Updated 1 year, 5 months ago
Guest column: Former Democratic PSC members endorse Repke

As former members of Montana’s Public Service Commission, with a combined 32 years of service, we have watched closely — and noted with dismay — the current PSC pronounced decline into an institution that is fail...

Updated 1 year, 5 months ago
Guest column: To protect our parks, invest in infrastructure, don’t limit public access

National Park Week was April 16-22, a timely reminder to get outdoors and appreciate the beauty that God bestowed upon our country and in particular, Montana.

Updated 1 year, 5 months ago
Guest column: Judicial activism at work in recent court ruling

A Republican response to recent ruling blocking new election laws.